Following two rounds of furious action at UFC 238, Tony Ferguson earned a TKO victory over Donald Cerrone by doctor’s stoppage when the latter attempted to clear his broken nose and his right eye swelled shot. Both fighters and the crowd were disappointed by the decision, with Ferguson declaring himself open to a quick rematch.
Following the fight, fellow UFC fighters and MMA commentators took to Twitter to weigh in on what had transpired in the octagon.
FERGUSON’S TKO WIN OVER CERRONE
Not sure why @TonyFergusonXT is beating himself up. That was a good W.
— Justin Gaethje 🇺🇸 (@Justin_Gaethje) June 9, 2019
Respect to my bro Cowboy , he tried to reopen that closed eye and continue the fight . LEGEND #UFC238
— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) June 9, 2019
Damn crowd gonna riot, but that was about the only reasonable decision.
— Ben Askren (@Benaskren) June 9, 2019
Really feel bad for both guys. Cowboy class act. Tony looks like he has tears in his eyes and is upset with himself. Both guys handling it very well. #UFC238
— Ian McCall (@Unclecreepymma) June 9, 2019
There’s guys who don’t give a f*ck and then there is @TonyFergusonXT
— Alex Volkanovski (@alexvolkanovski) June 9, 2019
Not the ending we all wanted but the fight certainly delivered imo.
Took him a round to get his rhythm but Ferguson looked incredible. Relentless cardio/pressure and he's just so freaking creative!! #UFC238
— Megan Anderson (@MeganA_mma) June 9, 2019
I knew it was too good to be true. #UFC238
— Michael Chiesa (@MikeMav22) June 9, 2019
— Kenny Florian (@kennyflorian) June 9, 2019
The fans are mad but Ferguson earned that. After a slow start he won that second round fair and square and was starting to roll.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) June 9, 2019
Cerrone: "The punch had nothing to do with it. Man, I just wanted to keep fighting. I could not finish the fight, I apologize." I wish this man could fight forever. Cowboy is a damn legend.
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) June 9, 2019
"We can throw it back."
— UFC (@ufc) June 9, 2019